Milano Onion and Falltime Leek Seedlings

| March 31, 2012

When our onion and leek seeds came up, I totally forgot to post about it..but they are up! The leeks had a very nice germination rate, at well over 90% coming up. The onions were a bit less, hovering around 50%, which is very sad to me. At least we have some coming up, so […]

Radish and Lettuce Seedlings

| March 29, 2012

Our radish and lettuce seedlings have come up! They were up almost a week ago, actually, but I never got around to posting about it. The radishes came up very nice, as you can see. Nearly all of them came up. We are going to be swimming in radishes! The lettuce on the other hand, […]

Planting Chard, Kale and Beets

| March 28, 2012

It is the season for planting cool season crops, and we are going in full steam. I have never planted cool season crops in a deliberate way before. I usually just planted and hoped that things grew, rather than planning what I plant, when I plant it and how I plant it. This year marks […]

Planting Tomato and Muncher Cucumber Seeds

| March 27, 2012

This past Saturday we planted all of our tomato seeds for the season, along with all of our muncher cucumber seeds. We are planting a variety of tomatoes, some in pots, but most in the garden. Our potted tomatoes consist of Roma and Sweet Baby tomatoes. Both of these should do pretty well in pots. […]

Planting Peppers, Cool Season Crops, and Some Updates

| March 19, 2012

This weekend was a very enjoyable, productive weekend. We spent the better part of 1pm until about 5pm on Saturday and Sunday outside working on planting lettuce, radishes and flowers. I figured that these plants would be fine to plant this early, since they are cool season crops and will hopefully flourish. We planted well […]

Eggplant Sprouts

| March 13, 2012

Just two days after I replanted my eggplant, thinking they were not going to come up, they both came up! Isn’t that the way it goes? Now I will probably have about half a dozen eggplant plants to plant. I’ll have to have some in pots! Also, my wife’s flowers are beginning to come up […]

Planting Milano Onions and Falltime Leeks

| March 11, 2012

Today was round two for our indoor planting sessions. Last week, we planted eggplant seeds and I am sorry to say they have not sprouted as of yet. I have two ideas that may explain why they have not started growing. One – they are last year’s seed and so may be losing their vitality. […]